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The name of Pizzofalcone dates back to the mid-thirteenth century, when the hill was not part of the urban fabric. The King of Naples Carlo I d'Angiò decided to practice falcon hunting in this area, building a falconer on the hill for real falconry hunting ...

Parthènope was born here in the third quarter of the eighth century AD [2] [3]: it included the territory between the islet of Megaride and the hill of Pizzofalcone.

In Roman times, the area was part of the villa of Licinio Lucullo. At the top of the hill, in the archaeological site of Monte Echia, some remains of the Villa's estate can be seen


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